Monday, November 30, 2009

Featured Podcast: Cross Examined with Frank Turek

Apologist Frank Turek hosts this weekly call-in radio program on the American Family Radio network. Turek's website is, where you will find links to his blog, TV program, speaking schedule, resources, and more. You may also want to check out his debates with Christopher Hitchens #1 and #2. His excellent apologetics book is I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist.

Podcast archives are available via RSS feed. Or find it in iTunes here.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Quote: Martin Luther on Believing & Dying

"Every man must do two things alone, he must do his own believing and his own dying."

- Martin Luther

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Apologetics Audio by Tim Keller

Here are some helpful MP3s by Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church on a few different topics:

Hell: Isn't The God Of Christianity An Angry Judge? (35 min)
Injustice: Hasn't Christianity Been An Instrument For Oppression? (37 min)
Literalism: Isn't The Bible Historically Unreliable And Regressive? (35 min)
Suffering: If God Is Good Why Is There So Much Evil In The World? (35 min)

Want to download them all? Use this feed here.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Featured Website: Apologetics Resource Center

The Apologetics Resource Center ( has a number of great apologetics resources you should browse. Of note is the Areopagus Journal, a bimonthly publication dedicated to apologetics issus. Download a FREE sample issue of Areopagus Journal here. (A subscription also makes a great Christmas gift). Also see their apologetics institute, articles, and audio.


Doing Christmas shopping today? Check out the Apologetics Book Directory.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

How Do We Know Christianity Is Right? MP3 Audio by J.P. Moreland

Philosopher J.P. Moreland (books) presents this talk entitled: How Do We Know Christianity Is Right Out Of All The Religions? (from

Full MP3 Audio here.


You might also like Moreland's debate with Clancy Martin and other Moreland stuff.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Apologetics for Your iPod

With Christmas approaching and fresh iPods flying off the shelves, it's time to stock them up with plenty of good apologetics content. (Apologetics 315 prefers the iPod Touch as it allows for faster playback of podcast feeds and has an external speaker) Here are 42 apologetics feeds that will keep your iTunes stocked for quite some time.


Advanced Worldview Analysis - Dr. Ronald Nash
Advanced Apologetics - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Apologetics - Dr. Ronald Nash
Apologetics315 Audio Feed
Apologetics315 Audio Junkie Feed
Apologetics - Dan Olinger
Basic Christian Beliefs - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Cults - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Cults (Advances) - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Darwin or Design
Ethics - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Ethics - Dr. Ronald Nash
European Leadership Forum
Hermeneutics - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Historical Apologetics - Dr. Phil Fernandes
History of Christian Thought - Dr. Phil Fernandes
History of Philosophy and Christian Thought - Dr. Ronald Nash
How to Study Your Bible - Dr. Mark Strauss
Introduction to Apologetics - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Buddhism by Dr. Timothy Tennent
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Philosophy - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Learning Skills - Dr. Ken Samples
Logical Fallacies - 1
Logical Fallacies - 2
New Age & the Occult - Dr. Phil Fernandes
NT Survey of the Gospels - Dr. Robert Stein
New Testament Survey - Dr. Craig Blomberg
Philosophical Apologetics - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Philosophy of Religion - Dr. Paul Copan
Philosophy of Religion - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Refuting Religious Pluralism - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Roman Catholicism - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Saddleback Apologetics Audio 2009
Secular Religions - Dr. Phil Fernandes
Various Phil Fernandes Apologetics (over 100 audios)
Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology
William Lane Craig Debate Feed
William Lane Craig Q&A
WorldViews - Dr. Phil Fernandes
World Religions - Dr. Phil Fernandes

If you need more, see here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Apologetics Podcasts Worth Your Time

One of the most popular pages has been the Top 16 Apologetics Podcasts. But there are more out there that are worth listening to. Here is a listing of apologetics podcasts that are worth your time. Some are better than others, but all on this have good enough material to be worth checking out. NOTE: if you have trouble subscribing, see comments for instructions. Enjoy.

Albert Mohler Radio Show
Apologetics 315 Radio Show
CARM Radio Show
Come Let Us Reason
Confident Christianity
Defenders with William Lane Craig
The Dividing Line with James White
Phil Fernandes
European Leadership Forum
I Didn't Know That
ID The Future
Issues, Etc.
The John Ankerberg Show
Just Thinking with Ravi Zacharias
Let My People Think with Ravi Zacharias
Logical Fallacies 1
Logical Fallacies 2
More Than A Theory
The Narrow Mind
Philosopher Peter S. Williams
Please Convince Me
Probe Ministries
Reasonable Faith William Lane Craig

Reflections with Ken Boa
Science News Flash

The Skeptical Christian
Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl
Straight Thinking with Ken Samples
The Cell's Design
Think Again with Randall Niles
Unbelievable? with Justin Brierly
Veritas Forum
Why the Universe is the Way it Is
Without a Doubt

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Quote: C. Stephen Evans on the God Question

"The question about God is not merely a question about another entity but a question about the character of the universe as a whole. The rejection of the cosmological argument implicitly carries with it a commitment to a rival metaphysical view, such as pantheism or naturalism. Ultimately, the question is not, 'Can God's existence be proved?' but 'Which metaphysical view is most plausible?'"

- C. Stephen Evans

1 C. Stephen Evans, Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1982), p. 59.

What was last year's post? See here.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

5 Characteristics of Willful Unbelief MP3 Audio by John MacArthur

John MacArthur explores 5 characteristics of willful unbelief in this sermon entitled: Unbelief Investigates a Miracle. This is well worth the listen. Get the Grace to You podcast feed here.

Full MP3 Audio here. (20 min)


Last year's post was about doubt. See here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dan Wallace on Text of Scripture: Interview MP3 Audio

Reclaiming the Mind Ministries' Converse with Scholars program features online interviews with scholars on relevant theological and apologetic topics. Some of these interviews been featured here, and their list includes names such as J.P. Moreland, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Paul Copan, Greg Koukl, Justin Taylor, Mike Licona, James Sire, Sam Storms, Robert Bowman, Mark D. Roberts, and more. This audio is by Daniel Wallace on The Text of Scripture. (He wrote Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics)

Full MP3 Audio here. (1hr 40min)


Last year's post was J.P. Moreland. See here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Introduction to Buddhism Course by Dr. Timothy Tennent

This is a 16-lecture course Introduction to Buddhism by Dr. Timothy Tennent from The class outline can be found here.

Now you have to go right to to get the audio. They do not allow direct linking to their audio files.


What was last year's post? See here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How Can A God of Love Send Anyone To Hell? MP3 Audio by Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler presents this apologetic sermon on the topic: How Can a God of Love Send Anyone to Hell? An important message on the relevance of hell. Mohler's blog is here. Also available are his 4 talks on atheism and be sure to check out his excellent podcast.

Full MP3 Audio here.
Original Video here.


What was last year's post? See here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Featured Podcast: Confident Christianity with Mary Jo Sharp

Mary Jo Sharp of Confident Christianity has launched a new podcast. This podcast is well-produced and Mary Jo is an articulate defender of Christianity. This first episode is on The Need for Apologetics and is geared with a particular emphasis to women and apologetics (although not limited to women, of course). With quality and content like this, listeners should look forward to what is ahead. Check out Mary Jo's blog here, and main ministry website here.

Full MP3 Audio of first episode here. RSS feed here.


You may also be interested in her debate with her debate with Ehteshaam Gulam: Did Jesus Die on the Cross?

What was last year's post? See here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Quote: Contentiousness or Pursuit of Truth?

"Most people think that winning the argument is what matters, not learning the truth. He who regards conversation as a battle can win only by being an antagonist, only by disagreeing successfully, whether he is right or wrong. The reader who approaches a book in this spirit reads it only to find something he can disagree with. For the disputatious and the contentious, a bone can always be found to pick a quarrel over. It makes no difference whether the bone is really a chip on your own shoulder."
"But if he realizes that the only profit in conversation, with living or dead teachers, is what one can learn from them, if he realizes that you win only by gaining knowledge, not by knocking the other fellow down, he may see the futility of mere contentiousness."1

- Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren

1 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1972), p. 146-147.

What was last year's post? See here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Movie Review: Collision - Christopher Hitchens vs Douglas Wilson

Collision is a documentary (website here) following the debate tour of Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson (blog). This series of public debates took place to promote their co-authored book: Is Christianity Good for the World?

Filmed in a choppy, artistic style, this 80-minute documentary dips into various aspects and topics on their debate tour. The non-linear approach to the documentary has the benefit of keeping it interesting and fast-paced. On one hand, the creative aspects add to a gritty, urban feel: shaky cameras, tight close-ups, grainy black and white interspersed with color. On the other hand, some of the choppy close-ups are overdone and become annoying at times. However distracting this may or may not be to the viewer, the content itself is absorbing.

The "story" is told through the meshing together of various debate excerpts and conversations, all centering around the overall topic of is Christianity good for the world? These range from morality and justice, to the coherence of worldviews. The opponents are equally presented, each getting their chance to make their most potent remarks; it's not a one-sided presentation. The goal, it seems, is to make the viewer aware of the questions in the debate and to show where the two worldviews clash. Hence, the title Collision.

For those familiar with Hitchens' style in public debates, this piece will provide an even more interesting look at the man, his personality, and views. Little vignettes and after-debate conversations are entertaining and fascinating. Douglas Wilson comes across as an intelligent, reasonable, and likable personality. He holds his own well enough with Hitchens and seems to earn his respect. The documentary captures a sense of two rivals who respect one another; at one moment clashing in debate, the next moment laughing over lunch about favorite authors.

The Collision DVD will be of great interest to those familiar with apologetic arguments. In particular, this shows more of a presuppositional apologetics approach fleshed out in actual interaction. For those unfamiliar with the arguments, this documentary immerses them in the general issues of the debate while showing the worldviews behind the clash. Because the arguments are not completely developed and the debate is left unresolved, this may be just the kind of DVD to use as a conversation starter.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Presuppositional Apologetics MP3 Audio by John Frame (one of five views)

This is the audio version of chapter four of Five Views of Apologetics, a book on apologetic methodology. This chapter is by John Frame on presuppositional apologetics, one of the five views represented in the book. Found at

Full MP3 Audio here. (1 hr, with lots of pops)


See also John Frame's interview on the subject.

What was last year's post? See here.

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